Bishop Baraga Association

Bishop Baraga Association

347 Rock St. - Marquette MI 49855
(906) 227-9117 -

Executive Director: Lenora McKeen ~ Chaplain: Very Rev. Timothy Ferguson

The Bishop Baraga Association supports the cause of canonization of Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga.

Association regular hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bishop Baraga Days Florida 2018

Come join us as Knights of Columbus embers from Michigan visit together in sunny Florida and celebrate one of Michigan’s missionary priests, Bishop Frederica Baraga. The 2018 Bishop Baraga Days Florida will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The day will start with Mass at 11:00AM at St. Vincent De Paul Church located at 4843 Mile Stretch Drive in Holiday, FL. A luncheon and program will follow.
All are welcomed to attend.

The following may be contacted to make reservations for the luncheon. Maps and directions are available upon request. Please RSVP for the luncheon by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 to:

Mr. Herbert Wegener
4046 Passport Lane, Apt. 102
New Port Richey, FL 34653
 (727) 376-2743 or

Click here to view flyer.

Novena for private devotion

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the novena

Prayer for the Cause of Sainthood

O God, thank you for the life and holiness of your servant, Frederic Baraga.

I pray you will honor him by the title of Saint. He dedicated himself completely to missionary activity to make you known, loved and served by the people who you love. As a man of peace and love, Baraga brought peace and love wherever he traveled.

Lord, grant Venerable Bishop Baraga the grace of beatification.

We ask this in Christ name. ~Amen

Update on the Cause

We are working hard on our capital campaign for the development of the Educational Center which will allow us to continue to promote the life and labor of Venerable Bishop Baraga to many people near and far.
The Educational Center will provide a place to display the many tools Bishop Baraga used in his missionary work.  We will be able to convert his writings to a digital format making them accessible to a wider audience and it will provide a venue for us to show the EWTN documentary entitled They Might Be Saints:  Bishop Frederic Baraga.  Our goal is for the Educational Center to be open by mid summer.
We are also preparing to submit a new case to the medical commission for their review.

Diocese of Marquette ~ 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851 ~ (906) 225-1141